Recreating History in Your Own Way with Plastic Soldiers
Many people seem interested in wars and battles. There is always a fascination among people about those who fought for their kingdoms, countries, for the good and against the evil. Such fascination aids in preserving and understanding history better. Images and scenes of wars have been recreated in painting and movies. Poems and stories about soldiers and wars have been written. And, since ancient times, toy soldier figures have been made, for kids and for adults, to play with, to keep in our homes- for our fascination, or as homage.
They are made using different materials, metal, ceramic, clay, but the most common ones are made of plastic. Plastic soldiers toy are most common because of their durability, light weight and low cost. Most of the mass produced action figures are made of plastic. You can find toy soldiers too that are made of plastic. GI Joes are the most famous toy military figures. These miniature figures, like other soldiers, symbolize valor and patriotism and have been so successful that comics, cartoons and movies were produced inspired by them.
They come in a variety of sizes, mostly starting from 25 mm and go up to 12 inches or more. There are painted toys and unpainted toys. You can buy these toys in sets or individually also. The sets include accessories for the toys, like miniature weapons, hideouts, camps, maps, a whole army, etc. They may also include war themed board games. These miniatures are mostly known for their accurate details in terms of costumes and the color. You can find miniatures of soldiers from every era and every military group and build your own fantasy army. You can find the best toys on the internet, or ask a toy store owner to get you those you want. Plastic soldiers representing soldiers are not only toys for children, but collectible items for adults, with limited edition and rare pieces bought at auctions for large amounts.
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